Job Opportunity at African Underground Mining Services (AUMS), Long Hole Operator / Trainer

Long Hole Operator / Trainer

• Permanent Positions, 6/3 Roster

• Geita Gold Mine, Geita

• International Underground Mining Contractor

Underground Jumbo Operator

African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) is an international leader in mechanised hard rock underground mining with operations throughout Africa (Ghana, Tanzania, Mali, Burkina Faso) Established in 2007, we have spent over 11 years building a strong reputation for being a safe and high performing underground mining services contractor. We are driven by the continued success at our operations and exceeding our client's expectations – both in terms of safety and performance.

AUMS is a joint venture of merged Australian Mining Contractors Barminco Ltd and Ausdrill Ltd who is now the 2nd largest Mining Services provider in Australia.

The collective talent and expertise of our workforce is the key to our success, and we are looking for talented people to join our business. We seek to build teams who are loyal, committed to our company values and dedicated to helping our clients.

In return, we provide state of the art facilities, equipment, technology and opportunities to work on projects in Africa and Overseas. We look forward to receiving your application for the following position.

AUMS Ltd is currently seeking suitably experienced U/G Jumbo Operators for our Geita Gold Mine Contract in Geita.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accurately drill a series of Long holes to a design pattern using a mechanised drill.
  •  Read and accurately follow mine instruction plans with skill and precision ensuring holes are drilled to design line, gradient and profile.
  • Communicate with surveyors, geologists and engineers to optimise drill patterns and metres.
  • Set up and troubleshoot on Longhole Drill rigs, specifically on the Sandvik rigs.
  • Comply with Australian and Tanzanian Mines Safety and Inspection Act and Regulations
  • Must carry out standard work place inspection practices and procedures and prepare the areas for drilling, charging or scraping in accordance with mine safety procedures.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a Longhole Driller;
  • Experience operating a Sandvik DL 421-15C & DL431-7
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in the Underground Hard Rock Mining Industry preferably with Production charging experience, Up and Down holes;
  • Must be able to understand and drill to production design plan;
  • Previous experience Drilling both Up and Down holes using drill bit sizes ranging from 76mm – 152mm
  • Knowledge of Underground Mining Practices and the efficient operation of an Underground Longhole Machine.
  • Sound mechanical knowledge of a Sandvik DD 421-15C & DL431-7
  • Able to set up the drill on semi automation for continuous drilling over shift change.
  • West Australian Dangerous Goods Security card or Tanzanian Blast Certificate;
  • Ability to work autonomously/independently with limited supervision;
  • Demonstrated abilities to work within a team environment;
  • Commitment to safety.
  • Current International or Tanzanian Drivers License.

Your proactive attitude to safety and highly driven work ethic will see you as a much-valued employee, who aligns with AUMS values and ‘can do' attitude. You will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package, opportunities for career progression and development and the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work / life balance.

If you are successful, as part of the onboarding process, you will be required to undertake a full pre-employment medical, and drug and alcohol screening. Site specific clearances will also be required, which includes a National Police / Security Clearance Certificate.

If you have the necessary skills, drive and experience to be an asset to AUMS Operations Team, we welcome your interest and encourage you to apply.

Please send your CV along with a detailed covering letter via email

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Job Opportunity at African Underground Mining Services (AUMS), Long Hole Operator / Trainer Job Opportunity at African Underground Mining Services (AUMS), Long Hole Operator / Trainer Reviewed by Ajira Yako on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Rating: 5
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